2018 Reed Wines Alexia Sand & Red Earth
Notes from the talented maker Sierra Reed:
25% from the young Tscharke Family vineyard in Stonewell and 75% from the 100 plus year old Schlieb’s Garden vineyard in Vine Vale. Hand picked at dawn and driven across the border. Hand destemmed and sorted, followed by wild fermentation and elevage in large format neutral French oak. Light garnet colour in the glass. Aromas of rose petal, cherry, pomegranate, sweet spice, dustings of pink pepper, light bouquet garni notes and cold old terracotta and earth. Bright and juicy with immediate appeal and complexity perhaps masked by its deliciousness.